Interview with Artist Marlena Robbins: On Process, Painting, and Spirituality

Interview with Artist Marlena Robbins: On Process, Painting, and Spirituality
By Regan Henley

Arizona raised artist Marlena Robbins is known for her tactile, self-reflexive painting style, and use of color and symbolism. I was lucky enough to ask her a few question on her work, style and process.

Regan Henley: You’ve said you haven’t been painting for very long, but you seem to spend a lot of time dedicated to it. Is painting your primary medium? Why or why not?

Marlena Robbins: Yes, painting is my primary medium. I use it more so as a therapeutic expressive outlet. I think the brush strokes and colors help me feel my reality. The simple act of the brush strokes help settle my mind, focus and zone into my present. The colors are psychological; reds are passionate; blues and greens are calming; white is pure, black is powerful; etc. I started painting about 3 years ago; it evolved from there and became my own form of therapy. It became a way for me make sense of my reality, my experiences and what I was going through in order to bring me back to the present.

RH: You’ve collected a very interesting group of pieces. What would you say is the overarching theme in this body of work?

MR: I don’t know that there is a theme to it all; I think each piece that I do reflects what I am experiencing at that particular time in my life. If I’m learning something new for example, a lot of my earlier pieces were political because I was taking an American Indian Studies course; so whatever I was taking in through my course was being reflected through my paintings. Other paintings were an extension of my feelings, thoughts and circumstances of the moment. What I am trying to understand about my reality. My paintings are growing right along with me; they are a reflection of me and the times that I am in right now.

RH: What is your process for creating these works? Do you begin with concepts or images?

MR: I have the concept first; for example when I say that I am painting what I am experiencing and what I am trying to understand about my life; that’s the concept. That’s me thinking about what I am going through right now in order to create. For instance, we recently had a lot of loss in our family and to try to make sense of that all the only way I could was to paint about it and try to bring closure in order to move forward.

Another important concept to me is balance; balancing myself spiritually, mentally, emotionally, physically and how I represent that in my art. Making sense of balance is a lifelong journey, to sustain, nurture, and accept that it is a part of who we are as individuals, as human beings, it is very much a part of our purpose.

The concepts definitely do come first; but I take images from my surroundings, the environment and my creative environment. I am very blessed to know and work with amazing artists and have great mentors who put it all out there to be respected and to inspire the people to create.

Some paintings I do start out with a plan, I sketch it first; however, lately, I’ve been mostly experimenting with the mixtures of colors; being intuitive with it and going with the flow. Not really having a plan but giving the canvas my all and the paints their own direction and free will. It’s intimidating to not know what is going to happen or how it’s going to come out because I have this canvas in front of me and I don’t want to mess it up but at the same time there’s beauty in the unknown. I believe that is parallel with life.

RH: You’ve mentioned that many people are drawn to the three-dimensional quality of your work. Do you ever work with collage or 3d materials when creating these paintings?
Your paintings have a kind of texture and warmth that makes them read like textile and fiber arts. How are you influenced by textile arts when creating these pieces?

MR: My very first collage piece was done to pay homage to the women, grandmothers and mothers who came before us. It was pictures of Indigenous women and their children from the late 1800s to mid-1900s. It shows the love that we have for our children as mothers and how that is gifted from generation to generation; the connection we must maintain and nourish with our children. There is no perfect parent; we do our best with what we have.
When I was finished with it I felt as though something was missing. I saw the beads next to me and started beading the outfits in the pictures. My very first collage was my very first beaded painting. The beads add to it, they are unique, different, offer a new texture/effect and are beautiful because it’s like painting with beads. There are very few artists that I’ve seen who bead their paintings. I haven’t seen much on it or read much about it; I know that it is out there, it’s just very unique. I first started beading about 7 years ago; my auntie taught me a very simple stitch. I stopped beading for a long time and it came to back to me when it was supposed to.

Robbins_Marlena_03RH: Many of these paintings reference spirituality in an abstract way, from the use of patterns, stained glass and geometry; they definitely evoke these thoughts to me, personally. Can you speak a little bit more to that? (Are you directly interested in these ideas or are they themes that come up naturally? Are you a very spiritual person? Etc.)

MR: Spirituality, to me, is an intricate and delicate thought process but very simple to appreciate. It’s not overruled by any written agenda or book. It’s not defined entirely to a religion. It’s how we cope with our reality, how we understand and see ourselves; see the people around us and the world we are in.

I grew up in Window Rock, AZ on the Navajo reservation. Our family didn’t lean towards any religion. There were a lot of traditional Navajo families and Catholic/Mormon families around us. Our mother chose not to excessively influence any one form of religion, she let us understand it for ourselves, and I really appreciated that because it was less confusing. I am not too traditional but I am not religious either. I understand both because I witnessed both. It’s hard for me to respect any Christian religion as a legitimate source of spirituality based on colonialism and the fact that it wasn’t a part of our Indigenous beliefs before colonization.

The flower of life painting for example, is a reminder to mellow out. That while we strive for perfection, nothing is ever perfect and while we try to control every situation in our lives sometimes that choice is not ours to make, we may think that we are making it but in the grand scheme of things we are not; by going with the flow and letting it all evolve the way its suppose to we let it unfold as we go. I can plan my life out 10 years from now but still need to be happy with who I am this very moment by taking care of myself before I go over analyzing my future.
Understanding my present and being grateful for it is a part of spirituality; forgiving my past, accepting my present for what it is and acknowledging my future for what it might become.

RH: What are your biggest influences right now, artistically or otherwise? (Artists, movements, styles, book, philosophies, ideas, things you’ve seen or heard, etc)

MR: I’ve been very blessed to be able to surround myself with very artistic and influential people in the community and throughout the nation. My mentors Carmen and Zarco Guerrero, my sisters Janell Robbins, Monica Robbins and Zarina Guerrero, my good friends and accomplished artists in their own mediums; Thosh Collins, Thomas Greyeyes, and Samuel La Fountain. These very genuine people are true to themselves, their art and the world we live in. They have been inspirations to everyone they meet. I draw from their work and ideas. It helps motivate me and drive myself.

Robbins_Marlena_02RH: What have been the biggest challenges for you in making this work?

MR: Time is the biggest challenge for me. I am the mother to a very energetic three year old. I work for two incredible organizations. I am the Assistant Director of Cultural Coalition, Inc., and am the assistant to the COO and Directors of Community Bridges, Inc. I will be attending graduate school in the fall, pursuing my Master’s in American Indian Studies – Indigenous Rights and Social Justice. I am preparing for my upcoming solo-debut show “777” at One Spot Gallery in downtown Phoenix. I am building up my collection and portfolio for the Indigenous Fine Art Market in Santa Fe, this August. I’m starting a therapeutic art program at Community Bridges for our clients. And most importantly giving my son the attention he needs and deserves to make sure he is growing in a good way.

RH: I want to ask you about your art site name, “Mello out Mella”. What’s the story behind that?

MR: Mello out Mella is a reminder for me to “Mello Out”. My nickname growing up was Mella. At times I can be a control freak, I want everything to go my way. I have assumptions and expectations of how I want things to play out it and if it doesn’t it can be almost shattering for me. I have to have everything in order, organized to the T, this is how it’s supposed to go, this is how it is going to go, if it doesn’t go this way, then what was the point of it all? It took a very long time to let go of that control and understand that things are not always going to go the way I want them to and I have to go with the flow and let it evolve the way it’s supposed to. Mello Out Mella is a reminder for myself and every other control freak out there, that it is ok and there are worse things that could happen but right now we are safe, strong, happy, healthy, living, breathing, and to be in the present, grateful for that breathe we are taking in.

RH: So I noticed you also screen print your pieces on shirts and the like, but you’re also showing your work in galleries. Some people would consider those things as conflicting, or even find it difficult to live in both those worlds (fine art and commercial), so to speak. What are your thoughts on this, as an artist doing both?

MR: That never occurred to me. I love these paintings and wanted to share them because I know I am not going to recreate them. I wanted to build a design out of it and share via t-shirts and posters. That way the design and painting stays alive. The shirts and posters help relay a message that was embedded in the painting. A lot of symbolism goes into my work; there are stories behind every painting which is a big part of my art. There is always meaning behind them, it’s never just a painting, they have feelings, energy, thoughts, prayers; etc., that go into it. I pray before, during and after I complete a painting. While these paintings are helping to heal me, after I am finished with them they are meant to heal the viewer as well. As the viewer, take in what it is offering. I hope my paintings/designs offer good energy, good thoughts, good words, good feelings and good health. They helped heal me and my intention is for them to help heal others.

RH: These pieces mark a significant period of work. Have you learned anything new about yourself during this period of time?

MR: Yes I have, painting has definitely helped me understand my reality for what it is. And accept and acknowledge parts of myself that I could never really grasp or deal with. Before I started creating I went through a very difficult time in my life and I am grateful for how it has helped me move forward. I see a lot of myself in what I paint and a lot of my intuition that goes into it.

RH: If you had to explain your art in 5 words or less what would you say?
MR: Healing, evolving, spiritual, embracing, balanced

RH: Where can we see more of your work and keep up with you? (this is where you plug your shows, social media, etc)

MR: You can find more of my work at www.mellooutmella.com and my upcoming solo-debut show “777” at One Spot Gallery in downtown phoenix, the first and third Fridays of May and June 2016. http://1spotgallery.com/
You can also reach me at Marlena.c.robbins@gmail.com

Thank you Regan and Superstition Review!

The latest show from 1Spot Gallery will feature photographer Mihio Manus

1Spot Gallery is back from Summer Hiatus this September with a new exhibit!

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“Full Frame, Full Volume” – An Underground/Punk Photo Exhibit featuring Mihio Manus, will debut on First Friday, September 4th, from 6-10pm with performances by Genital Stigmata at 7.30pm, and Magnum Force at 8pm.

The displayed images will consist of live shots of the underground/punk music scene within the locations of Phoenix, Flagstaff and the Navajo Reservation. Included will also be portraits of spectators, bands and band members.

Mihio Manus (Navajo, Cherokee, Omaha) learned black and white photography while attending Chinle High School on the Navajo Reservation in the early 90s. His interest in photography compelled him to graduate with a Bachelor’s Degree in Photography from Northern Arizona University. While in college, Manus was exposed to the underground music scenes that existed in the cities beyond the reservation border. It was here that he sought to capture images of punk shows, bands and all those who filled the rooms of the venues. To this present day, he still keeps a camera by his side when he ventures out to catch live music. The images he has compiled document early eras in the Flagstaff punk scene as well as more recent eras in the Phoenix underground music scene. The imagery he brings forth in this exhibition captures the energy and intensity of the live shows he attends. It also provides glimpses in the personalities of those who attend the shows through portraiture. (facebook: http://tinyurl.com/pvymn83)

Featured bands, band members and fan portraits are from the following bands: Bat Vomit, Bruce X Campbell, Cloud Rat, Dead To Me, Desert Destroyer, Earth, Eyehategod, Exene, Gay Kiss, Genital Stigmata, Iceage, Janine, Josiah, Lawless, Lilith, Magnum Force, Mindless, Nightgaun, Sex Prisoner, Weedeater, X John Doe

Grand opening: FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 4th 6-10 PM
with performances by Genital Stigmata at 7.30pm
Magnum Force at 8pm

Facebook Event Page:  http://tinyurl.com/pl6onvf


Open hours: * Also by Appointment *

First Friday , SEPTEMBER 4 – 6-10 pm
Third Friday, SEPTEMBER 18 – 6-10 pm
First Friday, OCTOBER 2 – 6-10 pm
Third Friday, OCTOBER 16 – 6-10 pm

At:
1Spot Gallery
918 North 6th Street, Unit B
Phoenix, Arizona 85004
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For info contact:
damian@1Spotgallery.com – 602-999-5582

Byting Willows – The Evolution of the Dine’ Basket

bytingwillowsOnlinePromoIn Southeastern Utah during the 70’s and 80’s a revival was occurring with a small group of basket weavers on Douglas Mesa.  The Black family became renowned for inspiring innovation and creativity into Dine’ basketry using Dine’ sandpainting figures/designs, Pima baskets, and Tohono O’odham basket designs.  This innovation led to Mary Black and her family receiving recognition, and a Governor’s Award from the State of Utah.

The revival was well in motion when Barry Simpson of Blue Mountain Trading Post in Blanding Utah, placed a request for a graphic designer at the local Job Service office.  A young Dine’ man replied, Damian Jim, and after several interviews, he started collaborating with Barry on Blue Mountains current store of ideas.  The initial sketches were made on drawing paper with a compass and a pencil.  These initial ideas are still in the archives of Twin Rocks Trading Post, which was at the time, a convenient location for basket and rug artists to come to sell their works.

After a time, the trading post invested in a Macintosh computer for creating the designs in a digital format.  The period of time for creating all the digital work spanned 9 years, during which many award-winning designs were created as well as articles, books, and several documentary pieces for tv and video.  This period in history included Damian striking out on his own and going back to school to get a degree in Computer Information Systems, and after a short amount of time, investing more time in his own artwork.

After starting up 1Spot Gallery in 2012, Damian and gallery manager Michelle Ponce, produced many amazing shows and collaborations, several awards and recognition from the downtown Phoenix art community.  It was during this time that Damian wanted to bring his experience working with the basket designs to fruition, and an overnight brainstorm session with Katja Lehmann, birthed Byting Willows.

The project is two-fold in that the initial introduction to the public will be a collaborative exhibit of master artists interpreting Damian’s designs and translating them into their preferred working medium.  The 2nd phase of the project involves a printed book with 100 of the best designs, as well as the collaboration project artists and their pieces, with a compendium of the additional 1400 designs in an iPad app available as a download.

The exhibit will open on Third Friday, February 20, 2015, from 6pm – 10pm at 1Spot Gallery in downtown Phoenix.  The grand opening of the exhibit will be on Thursday, March 5th, from 6pm – 10pm, and First Friday, March 6th, from 6pm – 7pm.  The same weekend March 8th, 9th, will be Art Detour, and the gallery will be open from 11am – 5pm.  As an added bonus, Paint Phx will also be happening during that same weekend, as well as the Heard Museum Indian Fair and Market.  Stop by for any of these events and share in the explosion of art that Byting Willows will be a part of in March.

TONIGHT! Pick up your special gift: NOT YET RATED 2 – Movie Poster Show!

NOT YET RATED 2 – Movie Poster Show

Your future wall art awaits you today!

Come by the gallery TONIGHT or TOMORROW to pick up your original movie poster!

A great gift for the art/movie/poster loving person in your life!

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Starting at $25 :: Framed pieces available

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TONIGHT! :: 6-10 pm  – Third Friday, Dec 19

TOMORROW! :: 11 am-3 pm – Third Saturday, Dec 20

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1Spot Gallery
918 North 6th Street, Rear
Phoenix, Arizona 85004

 

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Posters by:

+ Jeremy Eyerock Arviso
+ Damon Begay
+ Shonie De La Rosa
+ Damian Jim
+ La Muñeca
+ Nicholas Murray
+ Marlena Robbins
+ Jerrel Singer
+ Jared Oxdx Yazzie

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Premiering Tomorrow! : NOT YET RATED 2 : Extended Hours

IN A WORLD…

…WHERE MOVIE POSTERS COME ALIVE.

 

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THIS FALL…

…THE POSTER TELLS THE STORY.

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Presenting the 2nd Annual:

“NOT YET RATED 2” – Movie Poster Show

Nov – Dec 2014

 

An exhibition showcasing original versions of iconic movie posters created by Indigenous artists.

 

Featuring work by:

+ Jeremy Eyerock Arviso

+ Damon Begay

+ Shonie De La Rosa

+ Damian Jim

+ La Muñeca

+ Nicholas Murray

+ Marlena Robbins

+ Jerrel Singer

+ Jared Oxdx Yazzie

Premiering:

FIRST FRIDAY, NOV 7, 2014

6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

 

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Open hours:    * Also by Appointment *

 

Saturday, NOV 8  – 11-3 pm

*Third Friday, NOV 21  –  6-10 pm* – Opening Reception

Saturday, NOV 22  –  11-3 pm

First Friday, DEC 5  –  6-10 pm

Saturday, DEC 6  –  11-3 pm

Third Friday, DEC 19  –  6-10 pm

Saturday, DEC 10  –  11-3 pm

 

At:

1Spot Gallery

918 North 6th Street, Rear

Phoenix, Arizona 85004

 

Facebook Event: “NOT YET RATED 2”

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For info contact:

michelle@ziindi.com   –   602-281-0697

 

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EXTENDED HOURS @ 1SPOT

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For the months of November and December 2014,

1Spot Gallery will be extending hours to include

FIRST & THIRD SATURDAYS

from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm.

Stop by to say hi!

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Analog Roulette – Closing Reception TOMORROW :: EAT THE DESERT :: YOUR MOVIE POSTER HERE ::

Ahhhhh…. the beautiful weather in Phoenix right now.  Come chill out at our patio,

Make 1Spot Gallery YOUR spot this Third Friday!

 

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* Art by Jeff Slim @ 1Spot       

* Pat Gorraiz & his hieroglyphic photography,next door at DriveThruSignhigh

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* Vendors!  Refreshments!  Delicious Desserts! (GF!)

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TOMORROW! Third Friday closing reception of

ANALOG ROULETTE by JEFF SLIM

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Cutting new forms into an analog world, accentuated by Jeff’s brilliant stencil work.

:: Check Out Catalog Here ::

FEATURING COLLABORATIONS WITH:

+ Niba DelCastillo (AZ)
+ Laura De (NY)
+ Kristin Shears (AZ)
+ Sheena She (NJ)
+ Brigette Bloom (NV)
+ Ashley Jackson (AZ)
+ Dustinn Craig (AZ)

 

THIRD FRIDAY, OCT 17  —  6-10pm

Closing Reception

 

Check out the Catalog here:  JEFF SLIM CATALOG

Info:  602-281-0697  —  michelle@ziindi.com

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EAT THE DESERT.

 

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GET YOUR TICKETS FOR

“THE EDIBLE DESERT EXPERIENCE”: 

http://tinyurl.com/pjzls56

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Tarra Lazos Creative Lifestyles and 1Spot Gallery present:

A culinary/arts experience that highlights and celebrates the geography, food, and people, contemporary and ancient cultures of the Arizona-Sonoran Desert.

A feast created by Tarra Lazos’ Chef Appollon Lewis featuring wood-fired desert delicacies including cactus buds, agave, prickly pear, mesquite, quail, pork and a vegetarian/vegan option. Desserts and drinks with Arizona-Sonoran desert infused edibles included.

 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 25th, 2014  ::  7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

At 1Spot Gallery, 918 East 6th Street, Phoenix, Arizona 85004

Tickets: http://tinyurl.com/pjzls56

 

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An OUTDOOR dining experience.

Environmentally-themed tables and atmosphere created by Mia Benzoni and Jeffrey Lazos-Ferns.

Inspired by the landscapes, colors, and sounds of the desert.

Performances by dancer/choreographer Michelle Ceballos-Michot,

a hilarious and radical sketch theater performance by El Chupacabrones,

art/body painting of Brandon McGill,

live classical piano/cello by Michael Wordlaw

Special guest Twix Two-Spirit Apache sharing traditional arts/crafts, stories and edible, medicinal plants of his culture.

Parking:
Lot and metered street parking available

For more information on the “Edible Desert Experience” contact:

Jeffrey Lazos-Ferns  602-299-9576  —   ferns_jeffrey@yahoo.com

 

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YOUR MOVIE POSTER HERE:

 

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SEND US YOUR SUBMISSIONS TODAY!

“NOT YET RATED 2”  – Movie Poster Show

 

 

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An exhibit featuring original Indigenous versions of iconic movie posters.

Submissions may include posters for existing or non-existent films, or an iconographic mash-up.

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Opening First Friday, November 7th, 2014, at 1Spot Gallery in Phoenix, Arizona.

Artwork will be on display until the end of December 2014.

 

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Email to: damian@ziindi.com

IMAGES
Submit 1-2 High Quality images:
– MUST be at least 12” X 18” – and – 300 dpi
– Print ready
– Accepted formats: .PNG .TIF .PDF
– Email/Dropbox info to: damian@ziindi.com

ARTIST BIO & PHOTO
– At least 3-5 sentence Artist bio
– 1 artist photo portrait
– Email to: damian@ziindi.com

POSTER
– At least 3-5 sentence poster description

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Deadline:
Friday, October 24th, 2014

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Questions contact Damian Jim at damian@ziindi.com

 

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See you at the gallery!

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ANALOG ROULETTE TOMORROW :: CALL TO ARTISTS! :: EDIBLE DESERT EXPERIENCE

LET’S DO THIS TOMORROW!

 

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ACCENTUATED PRECISION adorns the STORY

1Spot Gallery proudly showcases Jeff’s new collaborations with photographers from across the US.
Cutting new forms into an analog world, accentuated by Jeff’s brilliant stencil work.

:: Check Out Catalog Here ::

FEATURING COLLABORATIONS WITH:

+ Niba DelCastillo (AZ)
+ Laura De (NY)
+ Kristin Shears (AZ)
+ Sheena She (NJ)
+ Brigette Bloom (NV)
+ Ashley Jackson (AZ)
+ Dustinn Craig (AZ)

 

FIRST FRIDAY, OCT 3  —  6-10pm

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2014 DATES (also available by appointment):

October:

First Friday, October 3rd  —  6-10pm

Third Friday, October 17th  —  6-10pm

 

Info:  602-281-0697  —  michelle@ziindi.com

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1Spot Gallery proudly invites you to submit for our next show!

NOT YET RATED 2

Movie Poster Show

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An exhibit featuring original Indigenous versions of iconic movie posters. Submissions may include posters for existing or non-existent films, or an iconographic mash-up.

SAMPLEmovieposter

Opening First Friday, November 7th, 2014, at 1Spot Gallery in Phoenix, Arizona. Artwork will be on display until the end of December 2014.

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Email to: damian@ziindi.com

IMAGES
Submit 1-2 High Quality images:
– MUST be at least 12” X 18” – and – 300 dpi
– Print ready
– Accepted formats: .PNG .TIF .PDF
– Email/Dropbox info to: damian@ziindi.com

ARTIST BIO & PHOTO
– At least 3-5 sentence Artist bio
– 1 artist photo portrait
– Email to: damian@ziindi.com

POSTER
– At least 3-5 sentence poster description

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Deadline:
Friday, October 24th, 2014

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Questions contact Damian Jim at damian@ziindi.com

 

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The Edible Desert Experience

@ 1Spot Gallery!

We are proud to partner with Jeffrey Lazos-Fern, along with a team of phenomenal artists, chef, performers, and visionaries to bring you THE EDIBLE DESERT EXPERIENCE!


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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 25

7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

 

Tickets: http://tinyurl.com/pjzls56

A culinary/arts experience that highlights and celebrates the geography, food, and people, contemporary and ancient cultures of the Arizona-Sonoran Desert.

A feast created by Tarra Lazos’ Chef Appollon Lewis featuring wood-fired desert delicacies including cactus buds, agave, prickly pear, mesquite, quail, pork and a vegetarian/vegan option. Desserts and drinks with Arizona-Sonoran desert infused edibles included.

Tickets won’t last – get yours today !!
http://tinyurl.com/pjzls56

 

This OUTDOOR dining experience is enhanced by environmentally-themed tables and atmosphere created by Mia Benzoni and Jeffrey Lazos-Ferns, inspired by the landscapes, colors, and sounds of the desert.

1Spot Gallery and the Drive-Thru Gallery & Studio will be open for viewing, and artists include ballet dancer/choreographer Michelle Ceballos-Michot, a hilarious and radical sketch theater performance by El Chupacabrones, the art/body painting of Brandon McGill, live classical piano/cello by Michael Wordlaw and special guest Twix Two-Spirit Apache sharing traditional arts/crafts/words/ and edible, medicinal plants of his culture.

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Twix a Two-Spirit Apache who will be sharing at the Edible Desert Experience traditional crafts, stories with us.

Parking:
Lot and metered street parking available

For more information on the Edible Desert Experience contact:

Jeffrey Lazos-Ferns  602-299-9576  —   ferns_jeffrey@yahoo.com

 

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CALL TO ARTISTS for “Not Yet Rated 2” :: Movie Poster Show @ 1Spot Gallery

1Spot Gallery proudly invites you to submit for our next show!

NOT YET RATED 2” Movie Poster Show

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An exhibit featuring original Indigenous versions of iconic movie posters. Submissions may include posters for existing or non-existent films, or an iconographic mash-up.

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Opening First Friday, November 7th, 2014, at 1Spot Gallery in Phoenix, Arizona. Artwork will be on display until the end of December 2014.

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Email to: damian@ziindi.com

IMAGES
Submit 1-2 High Quality images:
– MUST be at least 12” X 18” – and – 300 dpi
– Print ready
– Accepted formats: .PNG .TIF .PDF
– Email/Dropbox info to: damian@ziindi.com

ARTIST BIO & PHOTO
– At least 3-5 sentence Artist bio
– 1 artist photo portrait
– Email to: damian@ziindi.com

POSTER
– At least 3-5 sentence poster description

Deadline:
Friday, October 24th, 2014

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Questions contact Damian Jim at damian@ziindi.com

 

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ANALOG ROULETTE TOMORROW! :: CALL TO ARTISTS for MOVIE POSTER SHOW

:: TOMORROW ::

MORE STENCIL LOVE IN AN ANALOG WORLD…

 

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CHECK OUT JEFF SLIM’S NEW BODY OF WORK:

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ACCENTUATED PRECISION adorns the STORY

1Spot Gallery proudly showcases Jeff’s new collaborations with photographers from across the US.
Cutting new forms into an analog world, accentuated by Jeff’s brilliant stencil work.

:: Check Out Catalog Here ::

FEATURING COLLABORATIONS WITH:

+ Niba DelCastillo (AZ)
+ Laura De (NY)
+ Kristin Shears (AZ)
+ Sheena She (NJ)
+ Brigette Bloom (NV)
+ Ashley Jackson (AZ)
+ Dustinn Craig (AZ)

 

THIRD FRIDAY, SEPT 19th  —  6-10pm

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2014 DATES (also available by appointment):

September:

Third Friday, September 19th  —  6-10pm

October:

First Friday, October 3rd  —  6-10pm

Third Friday, October 17th  —  6-10pm

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Info:  602-281-0697  —  michelle@ziindi.com


 

 

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YOU ARE INVITED to submit your original design for our second annual Movie Poster Show “NOT YET RATED 2“!

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An exhibit featuring original Indigenous versions of iconic movie posters.

Submissions may include posters for existing or non-existent films, or an iconographic mash-up. Opening First Friday, November 7th, 2014.

Artwork will be on display until the end of December 2014.

Download:  CALLtoARTISTS_NotYetRated2_1SpotGallery2014

:: DEADLINE : FRIDAY, OCTOBER 24TH, 2014 ::

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FIRST FRI RECAP : FULL HOUSE @ 1SPOT : HEAT CAN’T STOP US!

WOW – THANK YOU PHOENIX!

Last First Friday was an AMAZING night…

We were packed to the rim with art-loving folks, friends, and family!

Jeff Slim’s “Analog Roulette” was a great success, and Ryan Dennison‘s ethereal musical set was beautiful!

Our wonderful neighbor Andrew Pielage and his Drive-Thru Gallery had a great Haboob show that was spectacular too!

Check out a glimpse of the evening below, for more photos click here!: 1Spot Photos

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Missed it?

JOIN US on THIRD FRIDAY

SEPTEMBER 19th, 2014  –  6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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1Spot Gallery proudly showcases Jeff’s new collaborations with photographers from across the US.
Cutting new forms into an analog world, accentuated by Jeff’s brilliant stencil work.

:: Check Out Catalog Here ::

FEATURING COLLABORATIONS WITH:

+ Niba DelCastillo (AZ)
+ Laura De (NY)
+ Kristin Shears (AZ)
+ Sheena She (NJ)
+ Brigette Bloom (NV)
+ Ashley Jackson (AZ)
+ Dustinn Craig (AZ)

 

DATES (by appointment available):

September:

Third Friday, September 19th  —  6-10pm

October:

First Friday, October 3rd  —  6-10pm

Third Friday, October 17th  —  6-10pm

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Info:  602-281-0697  —  michelle@ziindi.com

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1Spot Gallery
918 North 6th Street, Rear
Phoenix, AZ 85004

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